Dustin Poirier eyeing the winner of Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson for next fight
Fans have been looking forward to the announcement of Dustin Poirier’s fight for, it seems, forever. “The Diamond” has not fought since he lost to Charles Oliveira in a painful title fight at UFC 269 in December 2021. After this fight, Poirier claimed a fight with Nate Diaz in the welterweight division, but the promotion did not want to book this fight.
Dustin Poirier has now revealed that he’s probably eyeing the winner of the upcoming fight between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson for his next octagon outing.
A fan recently took to Twitter to urge the American to fight the winner of the Chandler vs. Ferguson bout, and the Louisianan seemingly replied in the affirmative.
The former interim lightweight champion even revealed the potential timing of his return to the cage. In another recent tweet, Dustin Poirier said he hopes to fight in July.
Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson will face off in a lightweight bout at the upcoming UFC 274 pay-per-view on May 7. Both fighters are going through numerous defeats and will be desperately trying to get back to winning, so the fight should be interesting.
If Dustin Poirier does end up fighting the winner of Chandler vs. Ferguson, it will likely be at 155lbs. However, the 33-year-old previously stated that he is considering a potential move to the welterweight division down the line.
If he does move to welterweight, there’s no shortage of suitors for him. As previously discussed, a potential bout against Nate Diaz seems to be off the table. His former ATT teammate Colby Covington previously called him out for a grudge match. Poirier, however, isn’t keen on fighting ‘Chaos’.
Former title challenger Gilbert Burns also offered to welcome Poirier to the welterweight division. ‘The Diamond’ is yet to respond to Burns’ callout. ‘Durinho’ is coming off a narrow loss to Khamzat Chimaev and still holds a top five position in the 170lbs rankings.